What to See at The Secret Garden Open Day

  We are so excited about the Secret Garden Wedding Showcase that we just have to give you a...

Hannah Hall Photography -Sami-Tipi- Styling a tipi wedding


We are so excited about the Secret Garden Wedding Showcase that we just have to give you a little teaser of what is to come. Tara from Tickety Boo Events will be arranging the tipi styling at the event for us. Below, Tara has provided an insight as to what you may expect to see on the day.

Planning a tipi wedding is also very different to planning any other type of wedding. The styling of a tipi is very different too. Tara has styled a great many tipi weddings over her years as an event stylist. We would even say she is an expert in tipi styling. Below she has also shared with you her top 5 tips to consider when styling a tipi.

Tara, take it away…

TICKETY BOO Tipi Event Stylist at Sami Tipi Wedding open day

Imagine a secluded, idyllic space with exclusive use and a lake running by it. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? It is exactly what you can expect to see at the Sami Tipi Secret Garden Showcase in September.

The tipi styling this time around is inspired by the notion of a secret garden. Hidden and full of little treasures. We have opted for a white and green colour palette, and whilst we don’t want to give too much away if you are looking for a stunning table set up and backdrop to your wedding then this is the showcase for you.

Tipi Styling Tips

I have spoken a few times about tipi styling and how you need to utilise and fill the space wisely. So with that in mind here are my top 5 tips for styling a tipi. 

Visit A Tipi Showcase

Go to a tipi showcase. I have had so many couples who have booked a tipi wedding and then find it difficult to imagine the space after only seeing it once or in pictures. With the peaked hats and vast space to fill it can be daunting to think about how you would dress this. If you are familiar with the space, then attending an open day or tipi showcase will help you plan.

Work With Professionals

Should your budget allow, then work with a stylist, especially one who has a lot of experience working in tipis. If they are experienced then they will know how to dress and fill the space. They will also be aware of the time frames for set up. Take a look through their portfolio to see the work they previously done. A tipi can be a big set up. You may not want to do this the day before or the morning of your wedding.

Hannah Hall Photography -Sami-Tipi styling a tipi wedding

Think About Colour Scheme

Pick a colour scheme that works against the canvas. I have said this many times but a colour such as gold will just be lost against the colour of the tipis. White and pastels lift the space.

Decoration Considerations

If you hang anything then quantity is key. You need to think about how much you will need in each hat and also the logistics of how you will hang any items. A standard step ladder won’t be tall enough to reach the poles and if you hanging through the centre you will need to ensure that you can fix anything safely and securely. Take advice from your tipi provider and stylist on this one.

Light It Up

Use lights. It may be an additional cost but the fairy lights make the tipi – especially at night. People are blown away when they see a tipi lit up, and at night time there is something magical about the twinkling lights!

One Last styling Consideration…

My last piece of advice is to think about how you use your tables. The height of your centre pieces. Low to mid height work well, anything higher and your guests will find it difficult talking to each other through your floral arrangement. Another consideration is your catering – if you are having sharing platters then this will leave you with less space to place with on the table. Again take advice from your caterer on this one.

A tipi wedding is generally a relaxed type of day but it does need planning – if you are interested in booking a consultation at the showcase please do let me know here.

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